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07/23/2010 Ag Secretary Vilsack: OARDC, Industry Partners Key to 'New Rural America' WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured a new facility that turns waste into green energy and learned about efforts to develop a new domestic crop that yields natural rubber during his first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus last Monday (7/19). Mauricio Espinoza Bill Ravlin
05/10/2012 Curcumin Extract Lowers Triglycerides, Boosts Antioxidant Activity: Ohio State Study COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A low dose of a curcumin extract from the spice turmeric can have a variety of positive health effects on healthy middle-aged individuals, according to an Ohio State University study presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting April 23 in San Diego. Mauricio Espinoza Robert DiSilvestro
12/21/2005 Trials Help Poinsettias Get New Look for the Holidays COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most of them are red and heart-shaped. But others are white, pink, red-orangey, peachy, lime or red with white speckles, and look more like a rose, a carnation or a holly leaf. Mauricio Espinoza Claudio Pasian
01/03/2003 Researchers Take Close Look at Emerging Corn Virus WOOSTER, Ohio — Maize fine streak virus (MFSV) was first spotted three years ago in a sweet corn field in southwestern Georgia. Since then, scientists with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) have learned enough about the disease to be prepared for its possible spread to the Corn Belt. Mauricio Espinoza Margaret Redinbaugh
10/17/2011 Davlin Appointed Manager of OARDC’s Western Ag Research Station SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio -- Joe Davlin has been appointed manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station in South Charleston, Ohio, one of nine outlying research farms operated by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Ken Scaife
08/12/2004 Ohio State Plant Pathologist Recognized for Work on Fruit Crops WOOSTER, Ohio -- The next time you enjoy a sweet, juicy, disease-free apple or strawberry, take a few seconds to thank Ohio State University scientist Mike Ellis. Mauricio Espinoza Randy Rowe
10/10/2012 Interested in Renewable Energy? Nov. 8 Workshop in Wooster Has It All WOOSTER, Ohio -- Wind farms. Solar power. Biogas. Ohio is starting to embrace renewable energy. And you will have a chance to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of green energy generation Nov. 8 on the Wooster campus of Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li
11/14/2000 Ohio State Experts on Emerald Ash Borer (Updated February 2007) WOOSTER, Ohio — Experts with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension are available to speak with the media about emerald ash borer (EAB) — an invasive pest that is threatening to wipe out native ash trees and cause significant losses to the state's wood manufacturing, landscaping and nursery industries. Mauricio Espinoza
11/24/2010 OARDC Establishes Tornado Relief Fund For Graduate Student Losses, Landscaping WOOSTER, Ohio — The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has established a relief fund to assist graduate students affected by the Sept. 16 tornado that hit its Wooster campus and to help with landscaping and other beautification projects. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
05/19/2008 Ohio Legislators Tour OARDC; Learn About Renewable Fuel, Energy and Products Research WOOSTER, Ohio — A group of Ohio legislators toured the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) May 12 to learn about ongoing research seeking to develop new sources of renewable energy, fuels and industrial products. Mauricio Espinoza Steve Slack
03/07/2011 Ohio State Receives $24M USAID Grant to Boost Agriculture, Food Security in Tanzania COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has been awarded a $24 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the East African nation of Tanzania. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Erbaugh, David Kraybill
10/26/2009 For Grape Growers: Ohio State Hosts Conference Nov. 6 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio — Grape growers will have the opportunity to learn from national experts at the upcoming Fall Viticulture Conference, to be held Nov. 6 on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Wooster campus. Mauricio Espinoza Imed Dami
10/14/2011 Have Questions on Exotic Tree Pests? OSU Extension Offers Free Program for Woodland Owners and Homeowners on Oct. 27 in Bryan (NW Ohio) BRYAN, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension experts will offer landowners and homeowners an update on two of the most dangerous and talked-about invasive insect pests lurking in Ohio’s forests and landscapes: emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Mauricio Espinoza
11/19/2010 Ohio State Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Support Ag Research, Outreach in Senegal COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will partner with Senegal’s Université Gaston Berger (UGB) to build up that West African nation’s agricultural research and outreach capabilities, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED). Mauricio Espinoza Richard Dick
02/01/2010 OARDC Green Energy Technology Key to New $2 Million Third Frontier Grant WOOSTER, Ohio — A recent $2 million grant awarded by the state of Ohio’s Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program to boost the amount of biogas produced from waste has at its core technology developed by Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Mauricio Espinoza Yebo Li
11/27/2012 Cleveland, Similar Cities Could Produce Most of Their Energy: Ohio State Study WOOSTER, Ohio -- Cleveland and similar North American cities have the potential to generate up to 100 percent of their current energy needs, retaining millions of dollars in the local economy, creating new jobs, and spurring additional environmental benefits. Mauricio Espinoza Parwinder Grewal
03/08/2011 Ohio State’s Overholt Drainage School is March 21-25 in NW Ohio WAUSEON, Ohio — There’s one place and one time of the year to learn about the latest developments in soil and water management: Ohio State University’s Overholt Drainage School, to take place March 21-25 in the northwestern Ohio town of Wauseon, not far from the Indiana and Michigan borders. Mauricio Espinoza Larry Brown
08/16/2012 H3N2 Flu Outbreak: Awareness Key to Preventing Illness, Minimizing Impact on Pork Industry, Ohio State Experts Say WOOSTER, Ohio -- Better education regarding the nature of influenza viruses and how to prevent infection, along with stepped up efforts to keep sick pigs away from agricultural fairs, are the best ways to minimize risk of human disease and any potentially adverse impact on the country's pork industry as a result of the current outbreak of influenza A H3N2 variant virus, Ohio State University animal virologists say. Mauricio Espinoza Mo Saif, Chang Won Lee
04/05/2007 Forest Products Industry: Learn about EAB Quarantines, How to Stay in Business April 23 in Holmes Co. CHARM, Ohio — Sawmill owners, loggers, mulch manufacturers, pallet makers, foresters, firewood dealers and other representatives of the green and timber industries — mark you calendars for Monday, April 23, for an informational session about emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantines and how they might impact your operation. Mauricio Espinoza Melissa Brewer
05/12/2005 Ohio State Receives $11.6 Million Third Frontier Award To Turn Crops Into Industrial Products COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has received an $11.6 million Third Frontier Project award to create the Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC), which will develop chemical conversion technologies to generate industrial products such as lubricants and adhesives from raw materials grown in the state, including corn and soybeans. Mauricio Espinoza Bobby Moser
03/07/2007 Ohio State receives $2.9 million NSF grant to boost K-12 science education WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has received a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help boost science education in Ohio schools and prepare the future generation of U.S. scientists. Mauricio Espinoza Richard Moore
12/26/2011 Ohio State Helps Cabbage Industry Dish Out the Perfect Kraut FREMONT, Ohio -- For good luck in the New Year, Americans eat sauerkraut. For cost savings and a higher-quality product, Ohio cabbage growers and processors turn to the experts at Ohio State University. Mauricio Espinoza Mark Koenig, Bruce Hanzel
07/09/2009 Late Blight Got Your Tomatoes/Potatoes? Learn about Symptoms, Management COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center on June 25 and last week’s wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard crops may be infected and what to do about it. Mauricio Espinoza Sally Miller
09/14/2011 MEDIA ADVISORY: OARDC to Dedicate First-in-Ohio Ag Safety Lab Sept. 16 in Wooster WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) will unveil this Friday, Sept. 16 a unique, highly secure bio-containment building for the study of infectious diseases of plants and animals that threaten Ohio’s $90-plus billion agricultural industry. Mauricio Espinoza
01/11/2011 Get Your Field Crops Tips for 2011 from Ohio State Jan. 27 in Archbold (NW Ohio) ARCHBOLD, Ohio -- The annual Corn/Soybean Day from Ohio State University Extension will take place Jan. 27 in Archbold, Ohio (near the Indiana and Michigan borders) and will be packed with all the information you need to know to get off to a good start in the upcoming 2011 production season. Mauricio Espinoza Greg LaBarge
10/20/2003 Ohio State Researchers Conduct Key Studies on Destructive Ash Pest WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University scientists are studying the flight behavior of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the resistance of different species of ash to this exotic beetle, which has been found in four northwestern Ohio counties and has an appetite voracious enough to turn ash to dust in as little as one season. Mauricio Espinoza Dan Herms
09/07/2010 Cornish Appointed as Endowed Chair in Bio-based Materials at OARDC WOOSTER, Ohio — Katrina Cornish, an internationally recognized expert on alternative natural rubber, has been selected as Endowed Chair in Bio-based Emergent Materials at Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Mauricio Espinoza Bobby Moser
11/15/2012 New Bio-fertilizer Can Increase Hydroponic Vegetable Growth: Ohio State Trials WOOSTER, Ohio -- A new organic-based fertilizer for commercial hydroponic production can boost lettuce growth by about 13 percent, according to preliminary trials conducted by Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. Mauricio Espinoza Robert Hansen, Bill Diederich, Paul Brentlinger
10/17/2007 Learn the Latest on Emerald Ash Borer Research Nov. 7 in Waldo (Marion Co.) WALDO, Ohio — Join Ohio and Michigan experts as they present the latest findings on the emerald ash borer (EAB), Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the town of Waldo, between Marion and Delaware, Ohio. Mauricio Espinoza Amy Stone
06/26/2003 U.S. Treasurer Applauds OSU Extension's Spanish Financial Literacy Class COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's Latino Financial Literacy Program received long, loud applause from U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marín Monday evening in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna. Mauricio Espinoza Rubén Nieto

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